Monthly Archives: February 2020

We are a fifth of the way there! Let’s hope we are not living on a prayer

Written by Charlotte Hugman and Jennifer van Beek The urgency of climate action has never been greater. Rising temperatures have worsened extreme weather events; wildfire seasons are months longer; and the effects of rising sea levels and coastal erosion are a reality for people now, not sometime in the future. Climate change will continue to […]

Onwards, together!

I spend a lot of time at the World Benchmarking Alliance thinking about the tipping points needed to accelerate private sector action on the Sustainable Development Goals. As Strategic Engagement Lead, my work focuses on building coalitions of diverse actors – including investors, policymakers, civil society, individual citizens, and businesses themselves – who are committed […]

Is the electric utilities sector on track to meet the Paris Agreement?

With 67 countries and eight US states now having set net-zero carbon ambitions, the pressure is on for electric utilities companies to turn down the heat on producing power. These companies face transition risks from such incoming policies, as well as from legal, technological and market changes, including consumer appetite for clean electricity. With electricity […]

Are the large emitters setting Science Based Targets?

WBA has identified the 450 companies critical to meeting the decarbonisation and energy transformation needed to put the planet on a more sustainable path. Using keystone metrics, including the scale of different scopes of greenhouse gas emissions we have named these ‘keystone’ companies with disproportionate influence on the decarbonisation and energy system. The companies cover a range of industries from automobiles, to electric utilities and real […]

Third roundtable Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Benchmark and its key takeaways

In 2020, we will rank the 36 most influential global apparel companies in our Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Benchmark (GEWEB). During the development of the methodology for this benchmark, we held a third roundtable on 9 December 2019 in Bangalore, India.   This roundtable brought together 16 participants from across 12 leading global apparel […]